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Well in Hand: The Four-Horse Club

Originally one of the clubs frequented by the notorious Earl of Barrymore, the Four-Horse club had been a wild group of young men who enjoyed bribing coachmen to give them the reins to the vehicles and then driving them at break-neck speeds along the very poor British Roads.

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A traditional Barouche could accommodate two, four or six horses, a driver, passengers and two grooms.

By the early nineteenth century it was a respectable club for superb drivers. At its peak it only had some 30-40 members.

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